Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"I'm not concerned about the very poor."

Romney's suggestion that people who are very poor are doing just fine, that it's not the destitute but the the middle class that's struggling, disqualifies him for the presidency. Anyone who can make an argument so disconnected from simple logic and so devoid of empathy represents a danger to the republic.

Frankly, it's going to be a pleasure watching him self-destruct time and again over the coming months. A character flaw so glaring—and so intrinsic to his worldview—can't help but manifest itself more or less daily.

Equally telling is the indignation he exudes when someone challenges his incoherence. A profoundly unpleasant human being—

Obama's good fortune continues. Once again he'll face an opponent who cannot win.

(A personal note: I find it both sad and unsurprising that a Mormon—a man educated by the same faith that defined the first 25 years of my life—can even formulate these thoughts, let alone announce them to the world as his political platform. I couldn't care less if some pastor in Dallas claims that Mormons aren't Christian. But any Mormon who hears what is now the public face of Mormonism in the United States saying what Romney says might ask himself if that pastor in Dallas isn't onto something.)

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